Geologic Maps of West Virginia

Dividing Line

Page-Sized Geologic Map

image of the page-sized Geologic Map of West Virginia
  • USGS-FGDC compliant color scheme
  • Highlighting Precambrian, Mesozoic and Cenozoic features
  • An interactive, layered PDF in which you can turn off/on map layers and text. View and print what you want!
    (Further information on interactive, layered PDFs.)
  • Description on page two
  • Choose a high or low resolution map below
  • Choose a PDF in which you can turn on/off and view the geologic era/periods of your choice!
PDF icon Download the high-resolution map  (PDF, 7.71 MB)

PDF icon Download the low-resolution map  (PDF, 2.71 MB)

PDF icon Download map with ability to turn on/off individual Eras/Periods!  (PDF, 5.40 MB).

Other Geologic Maps

image of the western portion of Map-1, WV Geologic Mapimage of the eastern portion of Map-1, WV Geologic Map Large Map

You may also be interested in some of our other maps. If you would like more geologic detail, consider purchasing our 1:250,000, 42" x 58", 400 dpi map in either printed (two sheets) or digital (CD/DVD) formats. Further information about this map can be found here: Publications Catalog, Map-1.


The STATEMAP projects have recent geological interpretation on a scale of 1:24,000 for select 7.5 quadrangles within the state. Further information on these on-going projects is on the STATEMAP's Projects page. You can also find maps for purchase using the Open File ("OF") report number as found at the top of a project's page.

Geologic Information

Our website is full of information pertaining to the state's geology; however, you may wish to start with the following three pages:

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Page last revised: September 1, 2017

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